The Student Services Department provides a wide range of services to all students. Our aim to is support students with their academic, emotional and career planning needs.
Education and Career Planning
Students can make personal appointments with their counsellors to discuss high school courses and long-term plans. Educational information is also provided through systematic classroom visits by counsellors during the school year. During Course Selection week in late February, students are encouraged to make wise long-term educational choices. All students have access to an online educational planner to facilitate future goal setting (www.myBlueprint.ca).
OCS Ontario College and University Fair
Speakers from Ontario Universities and Community Colleges and Apprenticeship Work Transition are invited to the school during the academic year one evening to provide up-to-date information on admissions and programs. Parents and students welcome.
DATE: OCTOBER 27th 2015
Students can explore career opportunities in several ways:
a) individual "Career Research" appointments with their Guidance Counsellor;
b) All Grade 10 students will take a compulsory ½ credit course in Career Studies;
c) Career interest inventories – students can access Career Spectrum surveys to help them plan and explore. They log in through www.myBlueprint.ca;
d) visits to a very well-equipped Career Centre;
e) career units taught in the regular school curriculum;
f) career speakers are invited from the community in a variety of formats focusing on career fields or individual occupations.
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OSSC
(Ontario Secondary School Certificate)
The Ontario Secondary School Certificate will be granted on request to students who leave school before earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, provided that they have earned a minimum of 14 credits distributed as follows:
Compulsory credits (total of 7)
2 credits in English
1 credit in Canadian Geography or Canadian History
1 credit in Mathematics
1 credit in Science
1 credit in Health and Physical Education
1 credit in the Arts or Technological Education
Optional credits (total of 7 credits selected by the
student from available courses)